2018-19 Green Schools Quest

March 10, 2019

Through the Green Schools Quest, an annual project-based challenge issued by the U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter, local K-12 schools are paired with mentors and challenged to devise and implement no/low cost sustainability projects at their schools over a six month period of time (October through mid-March.) Schools document their impact, such as energy savings or increased biodiversity, during the project and submit their project’s process and impact for judging by an impartial panel at the conclusion. Mentors assist schools with project identification and implementation. No matter where each school currently stands in regards to sustainability, this project-based challenge provides a framework, mentor, and friendly student-driven competition aimed at advancing schools' sustainability initiatives in a way that is aligned with each school’s unique needs and desires. A record 59 schools participated in the 2018-19 Green Schools Quest! According to the schools' final reports which were due March 2019, over 3,400 students and nearly 200 faculty/staff were directly involved in the projects and thousands more were impacted!


Students attended


Staff attended


Additional Volunteers attended


Students will be impacted this year

Intended impact of project

Reduced environmental impact
Improved occupant health & performance
Increased environmental & sustainability literacy
Reduce landfill waste

Impact of project

Environmental and habitat restoration
Energy and/or water conservation
Waste reduction
Improved air quality
Improved school nutrition
Increased physical activity
Educated on sustainable skills and practices
Educated on sustainability knowledge
Educated about sustainability careers